Amherstburg may consider LaSalle-like bus service
Amherstburg is interested in kicking the tires on the idea of providing transit bus service similar to the one LaSalle launched last week.
“I think it’s something we should look into,” Amherstburg Mayor Aldo DiCarlo said. “If we can afford it, it’s something we should offer.”
Council has directed administration to investigate the matter further.
LaSalle’s new transit service is offering a 90-stop route from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The town purchased two buses and pays $400,000 annually to Transit Windsor for the service.
“It’s still early days but there’s been a lot of positive feedback,” LaSalle CAO Kevin Miller said Friday. “The community is embracing it.”
According to Transit Windsor, LaSalle’s service attracted 609 riders from last Tuesday through Saturday, respectable numbers for a new service, according to Transit Windsor executive director Pat Delmore.
Delmore noted LaSalle did a lot of the “back-end work” on establishing a service through a two-phase feasibility study that looked at community interest and logistics.
Amherstburg CAO John Miceli noted part of LaSalle’s feasibility study would apply to Amherstburg.